Plurality Joins EEMBC® Consumer Workgroup Consortium Work Group Continues Development of Benchmarks for Digital Imaging, Multimedia and Web Browsing Evaluation

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Plurality has joined the EEMBC consortium's Consumer Workgroup. Plurality develops intellectual property, semiconductors and acceleration boards utilizing the company's manycore processors. These manycore processors will be able to take advantage of the EEMBC Consumer benchmarks, especially those associated with the consortium's MultiBench suite targeting parallelism for multicore architectures.

EEMBC's Consumer working group develops benchmarks for several tasks. These include benchmarks for approximating the performance of processors in digital still cameras, printers, and other embedded systems that handle digital imaging tasks; and approximating the performance of processor subsystems in multimedia tasks such as image, video, and audio file compression and decompression, including benchmarks focusing on encryption and decryption algorithms commonly used in digital rights management (DRM) and eCommerce applications. The Consumer working group is also working on providing a standardized, industry-accepted method of evaluating Web browser performance.

"Participation in EEMBC's Consumer work group allows us to influence and track the progress of important industry benchmarks that utilize multicore and manycore processing," said Peleg Aviely, Vice President of Engineering at Plurality. "This helps Plurality optimize our products for customers who work in the market segments addressed by this work group."

"Plurality has already demonstrated some very interesting results using EEMBC's ConsumerBench, which is not even a multicore-specific benchmark," said EEMBC President Markus Levy. "The use of MultiBench will allow them to take full advantage of their manycore architecture that includes the company's unique hardware-based synchronizer/scheduler."

About EEMBC

EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops benchmark software to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Benchmark algorithms and applications developed by EEMBC are organized into benchmark suites targeting consumer, digital entertainment, networking, automotive/industrial, telecommunications, Java, and office equipment products. An additional suite of benchmarks, called MultiBench, specifically targets the capabilities of multicore processors based on an SMP architecture. These benchmarks may be obtained by joining EEMBC's open membership or through a corporate or university licensing program. The EEMBC Technology Center manages development of new benchmark software and certifies benchmark test results.

EEMBC's members include Advanced Digital Chips, AMD, Analog Devices, Andes Technology, Applied Micro, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, Code Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI, LynuxWorks, Marvell Semiconductor, MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, Netlogic Microsystems, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Open Kernel Labs, Plurality, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, TOPS Systems, VIA Technologies, VMware, Wind River Systems, and Xerox.

About Plurality

Plurality develops advanced silicon intellectual property, chips and acceleration boards for ManyCore processing. Plurality's IP is based on a unique, scalable, easily-programmable, ManyCore architecture that is positioned as a general-purpose accelerator. The processor delivers the highest performance per watt per square millimeter at the lowest cost of any currently available chip-level, shared-memory machine. The privately-funded company is headquartered in Netanya, Israel. HyperCore is a trademark of Plurality Ltd. For further information, please email the company at info@plurality.com or visit www.plurality.com.

EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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